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Keep your kids quiet for a few hours with this free family event at Sir John Soane's Museum.
The children will be taught how to use marbling techniques to make beautiful Christmas cards and gift tags. The adults will be able to join in as well — and there will even be some nice mince pies to get you in the festive spirit.
Craig’s review of Sir John Soane’s Museum – “Whenever I visit Sir John Soane's Museum I'm always reminded of those old cop show episodes where they beat on a front door and get no answer, so they shoulder-barge it open and find a skyscraper stack of newspapers piled up behind it. Ten years' worth of papers and magazines all tied up in string, and a mountain of carrier bags stuffed inside more bags, all packed wi… continued”
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We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Sir John Soane’s Museum then you might like to visit British Museum (you can walk it in 7 mins), Petrie Museum (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Holborn to Goodge Street) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from Holborn to Bond Street)
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